Billy Bush has been officially fired from the Today show. Bush was previously suspended indefinitely from the show, prompting rumors that he’d be fired, after an Access Hollywood tape leaked featuring him and Donald Trump making lewd comments about women including Trump’s horrifying “grab them by the pussy” line.
In a statement to employees, NBC confirmed Bush’s departure: “Billy Bush will be leaving the Today show’s 9 a.m. hour, effective today. While he was a new member of the Today team, he was a valued colleague and longtime member of the broader NBC family. We wish him success as he goes forward.”
Bush, formerly of Access Hollywood fame, joined Today this past August. Bush released a statement of his own, saying: “I am deeply grateful for the conversations I’ve had with my daughters, and for all of the support from family, friends and colleagues. I look forward to what lies ahead.”
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